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#11551483 - 04/18/16 10:07 PM Best way to fish a Chatterbait?
DaleMcCutchen Offline
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Registered: 04/02/13
Posts: 109
Loc: Amarillo, Tx
What is the best way to fish these baits, Like a Jig, or Spinnerbait, Trailer or no Trailer???

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#11551509 - 04/18/16 10:20 PM Re: Best way to fish a Chatterbait? [Re: DaleMcCutchen]
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Registered: 09/12/12
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More like a spinnerbait. Bump off wood. Rip through grass. Trailer.

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#11551524 - 04/18/16 10:23 PM Re: Best way to fish a Chatterbait? [Re: DaleMcCutchen]
Mo_Cat Offline
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Registered: 01/12/15
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Loc: LOZ
Trim skirt to bend in hook and use 3.5" LFMS and your are good.
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#11551525 - 04/18/16 10:24 PM Re: Best way to fish a Chatterbait? [Re: DaleMcCutchen]
Sandog Offline
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I take the skirt off and put a lake fork magic shad on it....

Then I fish it slow. Letting it fall straight down every so often


Edited by Sandog (04/18/16 10:25 PM)

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#11551575 - 04/18/16 10:57 PM Re: Best way to fish a Chatterbait? [Re: DaleMcCutchen]
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Don't listen to Sandog. He can't fish very good.

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#11551592 - 04/18/16 11:08 PM Re: Best way to fish a Chatterbait? [Re: DaleMcCutchen]
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No skirt & LFMS works great also. Don't know if Sandog can catch a fish??
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#11551762 - 04/19/16 07:15 AM Re: Best way to fish a Chatterbait? [Re: DaleMcCutchen]
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I fish it with a lift & drop retrieve mostly. Like fishing a worm only faster. Throw it out, let it sink to the bottom, then lift the rod up to the 12 o'clock position letting it fall back to the bottom. When it hits bottom, repeat. Most bites come as it is sinking back to the bottom.

If there is scattered grass, I reel it pretty consistently, trying to let it go deep enought to hit the tops of the grass. When it contacts the grass, give it a sharp jerk to free it and keep reeling. Most bites come just after it rips free of the grass.


Edited by Ken A. (04/19/16 07:17 AM)

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#11551841 - 04/19/16 08:04 AM Re: Best way to fish a Chatterbait? [Re: Ken A.]
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Originally Posted By: Ken A.
I fish it with a lift & drop retrieve mostly. Like fishing a worm only faster. Throw it out, let it sink to the bottom, then lift the rod up to the 12 o'clock position letting it fall back to the bottom. When it hits bottom, repeat. Most bites come as it is sinking back to the bottom.

If there is scattered grass, I reel it pretty consistently, trying to let it go deep enought to hit the tops of the grass. When it contacts the grass, give it a sharp jerk to free it and keep reeling. Most bites come just after it rips free of the grass.


^^^

I always use a trailer. As far as skirt vs no skirt--the more stained the water, the more likely I'll put a skirt on there.
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#11551880 - 04/19/16 08:20 AM Re: Best way to fish a Chatterbait? [Re: DaleMcCutchen]
Austin.P Offline
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Registered: 03/27/16
Posts: 134
Loc: whitesboro texas
I throw trailers on all my spinners, life saver lol! It can make a big difference if you have fish just hitting the blades, have caught many 8lb plus on a trailer hook, I prefer war eagle spinner baits aswell and jigs, but I have tons of different brands of jigs, but if you wanna buy several things at once I would go war eagle, there spinner baits don't use big heavy wire, but very durable, reason I like smaller wire is it creates better vibration in the water. Very reliable company and I'm sure many others would agree, also jigs I like companies who use wire to keep on the skirts, usually use a jig on rock, or flipping, or when weather conditions change hitting close to cover. When throwing a chatter, I throw trailers on mine, but trailers to make it swim high and slow, usually use the lake fork swim bait, my opinion on things that should get you started in the right direction, if you like to hit lay over logs, must be careful using a trailer hook on the spinner bait. Can be very frustrating when it snags rolling over, and I know many people have had this happen! Good luck any more questions feel free to ask! 😊

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#11551989 - 04/19/16 09:06 AM Re: Best way to fish a Chatterbait? [Re: Mo_Cat]
Sandog Offline
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Originally Posted By: Mo_Cat
No skirt & LFMS works great also. Don't know if Sandog can catch a fish??


I've been known to put a good one in the boat every so often : ) That LFMS is deadly on a chatter bait.

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#11552094 - 04/19/16 09:49 AM Re: Best way to fish a Chatterbait? [Re: DaleMcCutchen]
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I take the skirt off and put a waterdog on it.
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#11552218 - 04/19/16 10:31 AM Re: Best way to fish a Chatterbait? [Re: DaleMcCutchen]
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I like to reel them as slow as possible to where I just barely feel the blade vibrating. Making contact with any sort of cover like, grass, wood, or rocks, is key to the success of a vibrating jig. I always use a trailer! And more often than not, I use this trailer on the back .

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#11552362 - 04/19/16 11:37 AM Re: Best way to fish a Chatterbait? [Re: Ken A.]
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Registered: 02/11/11
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Originally Posted By: Ken A.
I fish it with a lift & drop retrieve mostly. Like fishing a worm only faster. Throw it out, let it sink to the bottom, then lift the rod up to the 12 o'clock position letting it fall back to the bottom. When it hits bottom, repeat. Most bites come as it is sinking back to the bottom.

If there is scattered grass, I reel it pretty consistently, trying to let it go deep enought to hit the tops of the grass. When it contacts the grass, give it a sharp jerk to free it and keep reeling. Most bites come just after it rips free of the grass.


I never thought of the lift and drop method with a chatterbait. I will try that sometime.


I always use a skinny dipper as my trailer. Much better luck with colored blade as well. I only use two colors: Green Pumpkin and white with chartruese.
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#11552529 - 04/19/16 01:02 PM Re: Best way to fish a Chatterbait? [Re: beermill]
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Registered: 03/03/06
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Loc: Ovilla, TEXAS
Originally Posted By: beermill
I take the skirt off and put a waterdog on it.


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#11552617 - 04/19/16 01:29 PM Re: Best way to fish a Chatterbait? [Re: Ken A.]
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Registered: 05/01/12
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Loc: Wichita falls, Tx
Originally Posted By: Ken A.
I fish it with a lift & drop retrieve mostly. Like fishing a worm only faster. Throw it out, let it sink to the bottom, then lift the rod up to the 12 o'clock position letting it fall back to the bottom. When it hits bottom, repeat. Most bites come as it is sinking back to the bottom.

If there is scattered grass, I reel it pretty consistently, trying to let it go deep enought to hit the tops of the grass. When it contacts the grass, give it a sharp jerk to free it and keep reeling. Most bites come just after it rips free of the grass.


I couldn't of said it better! ^^^
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